Headquarters Defence Medical
Headquarters Defence Medical Services
Defence Medical Services Whittington
Date: 24 August 2021
Thank you for your enquiry of 17 August 2021 to the Ministry of Defence (MOD), in which you
asked the following:
‘I would like to request the most up-to-date information regarding the medical policies
of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, so that I can determine whether I can join.’
Your enquiry is being treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000. The MOD can confirm that it holds information within the scope of your enquiry.
Please find enclosed the latest edition of JSP 950 Leaflet 6_7_7: the Joint Service Manual of
Medical Fitness, which was published in March 2021.
If you have any queries regarding the content of this letter, please contact this office.
If you wish to complain about the handling of your request, or the content of this response, you can
request an independent internal review by contacting the Information Rights Compliance team,
Ground Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Please
note that any request for an internal review should be made within 40 working days of the date of
If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may raise your complaint directly to the
Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the FOIA. Please note that the
Information Commissioner will not normally investigate your case until the MOD internal review
process has been completed. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Further details
of the role and powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's
website at https://ico.org.uk/.
HQ Defence Medical Services